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Opening popularity pie chart


  • 6 years ago · Quote · #1

    ChessPatzer

    Hooray statistics! I'm working on something about popular opening lines but I just thought I'd post this. Numbers are great, but graphs are even better. Enjoy!

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #2

    promotedpawn

    how about na3 sodium attack?

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #3

    millerthesmurf

    nice but i still prefer d4 :L

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #4

    ChessPatzer

    I thought about including the percentages. Maybe I'll add to this post in a few days since I see that my graph was not for nought. And promotedpawn, I'm sure you know very well I had to exclude many openings (like Na3) because they don't represent a slice that is visible. Although I did consider adding a "junk drawer" slice of other openings including the incredible Nh3!

    Anyhow, I made this graph since I think people feel that e4 and d4 are equal in popularity, and also the importance of learning to deal with c4 and nf3.

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #5

    photray94

    Wooohoo!  Represent the 1.e4!

     

    I believe the statistics, but I'll believe them even more when you tell me your source.Smile

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #6

    mafian_with_ponytail

    that graph is so right i have seen so many people make the move e4

     

    thanks for the graph dude its great

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #7

    ChessPatzer

    Ok sorry I really should post the source. It is the chessgames.com expolorer. I believe it is similar to the chess.com one, but chess.com I think has more games. The stats should match up though.

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #8

    ChessPatzer

    Ok. Another lunch break, another graph. This one should be self explanatory. Also don't overlook transpositions. Enjoy!

    chessgames.com opening explorer

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #9

    mowque

    Cite your Source!

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #10

    dc1985

    go purple side(of the first chart)!!!

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #11

    Phrygian

    d4 FTFW!!!

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #12

    esolom

    Mmmmmmmm....  Pie.....

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #13

    Phrygian

    d4 FTFW!!!

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #14

    cheesehat

    If you just put the oepning names (for example, on your 2nd chart, instea of 1. e5 c5...blah just put OPEN SICILIAN or CLOSED SICILIAN)

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #15

    fzweb

    Go d4!

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #16

    ReedSorensen

    You'll want to include an "other" category on both of these graphs, so people can see how common the openings are in general. Otherwise you're just looking at how relatively common the openings are among this selected list.

    (I'm an epidemiologist and work with statistics every day. Just my two cents.)

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #17

    Seraphimity

    very cool, i see my choice is little used and the reason I like it so much ;)

  • 9 months ago · Quote · #18

    tuliptop

    Realtime tool that displays historical comparison of oppenings by popularity:

    http://chess-db.com/public/popularopenings.jsp


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